Judith Vander Weg is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Michigan with degrees in cello performance. After several years of freelancing in metropolitan New York, including performances on WQXR-FM and in Carnegie Recital Hall, she returned to the Midwest to become principal cellist of the Flint Symphony Orchestra from 1978-1984. Judith has appeared throughout the United States, Canada, Belgium, France, and Spain in collaborative recitals and as orchestral soloist. She returned to the Flint Symphony Orchestra in 2002 having previously served as principal cellist with Mid-Texas Symphony, associate principal with the Toledo Symphony and as a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony. From 1998 to 2015 Judith was a performing artist at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck (MI). With friends in San Antonio she co-founded in 1994 and remains a member of HEMISPHERE; a flute, oboe, cello and piano quartet.
Always fortunate to combine performing, teaching, and coaching chamber music Judith is currently a part time faculty member of the Music Department at Wayne State University and has served on the faculties of the University of Texas in San Antonio, the University of Toledo, Calvin College and Grand Valley State University. She is a clinician for youth symphonies and school orchestras, a frequent adjudicator, and maintains a busy home studio. Judith lives in Grosse Pointe, Michigan where she shares life with husband John, Associate Provost at Wayne State University and their Golden Retriever, Zena.